You can pay dues ONLINE or MAIL!

Due March 15 for Mid-States printing!

PAY ONLINE (click here)


Adult membership dues are a flat fee of $50.00 per herd prefix.
For each additional individual member per prefix, an additional $25.00 per person.
Those adult members who do not own cattle pay $25.00 per membership.
Junior members pay $5.00 per membership.
Removed from Holstein USA Membership March 15.
Late Fee of $10.00 per adult membership April 15 or later.

A paid State Membership will reduce your registration fees 
and other Holstein Service fees. State Memberships are renewed annually for both Adult & Junior Members.

JUNIORS: If you are a Junior only member (your parents are not state association members, and you wish to receive the Mid-States Magazine then you must include $5 additional (per family) with your junior dues in order to receive the Mid-States.

Membership registration forms are available for download - Click HERE.
Please send completed forms and a check payable
to Missouri Holstein Association to:

Missouri Holstein Association
Jodi Wright, Secretary/Treasurer
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

For questions or more information, email


Or you can PAY ONLINE (click here)


If you need a Missouri state member's phone, email
or address click on the link below.

2017 Missouri Membership List - By District

2017 Missouri Membership List - By Last Name


Southern National Spring Show

The Southern National Holstein and Jersey show is scheduled for April 8-13, 2019. Entries are due March 15. There is a website with rules, entries, and schedule. Click below for complete details.

Southern National Entry & Information Packet


Missouri Dairy Hall of Honor Awards:
Awarded February 1, 2019, Columbia, MO

Meritorious Service Award

Ray Silvey

Meritorious Service Award - recognizes and honors those individuals usually in dairy related fields, who have rendered outstanding support and service to the Missouri dairy industry.

2019 winners: Ray Silvey, DFA / Prairie Farms.

Ray Silvey, Meritorious Service Award. Ray had a long tenure at Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), beginning in October of 1970. For thirty years he served at DFA, ascending to the role of Vice President of Human Resources, Labor Relations & Administration. After leaving DFA at the end of 2000, he spent six years as an independent labor relations consultant. In October 2006, Ray returned to work in the dairy industry as Vice President of Human Resources/Labor Relations at Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc., a position he retired from at the end of 2018.

Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder Award

Brett & Jessica Dixon
Brett and Jessica with son Diesel.

Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder Award - honors living active Missouri dairy cattle breeders who have attained state and national recognition for achievements in breeding and developing outstanding cattle.

2018 winner: Brett & Jessica Dixon, Conway, MO

Brett & Jessica Dixon They maintain 120 acres of pasture-based dairy, milking 50 head of Ayrshires, Guernseys, and Holsteins. The current RHA is 17,500 lbs. of milk, 4.1 fat and 3.2 protein. They have an average classification score of 87 pts on the entire herd. In 2017, they had the highest Holstein BAA in region 7. From 2015 through 2017, their herd received the award for the lowest somatic cell count from Central Equity Milk Co-op. They have bred multiple All-American nominees for the Ayrshire and Guernsey breeds and have won numerous awards at the National Ayrshire and Guernsey shows through the years.

Dairy Leadership Award

Kate Geppert - Dairy Leadership

Bill Reiboldt - Dairy Leadership

Dairy Leadership Award - recognizes individuals who have rendered outstanding service and provided leadership for the Missouri dairy industry.

2018 winners: Kate Geppert & Bill Reiboldt

Kate Geppert - has spent her career working as a free-lance journalist in the dairy industry. She is Managing Editor for the Mid-States Holstein News, a regional Registered Holstein magazine for Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas. In addition, she creates dairy sale catalogs for consignment and dispersal sales in the Midwest. These publications assist producers and dairy sales managers as they promote and market their herds. Kate has served in leadership positions for several Holstein organizations in Missouri and nationally.

Bill Reiboldt - For more than 40 years, Bill and his family have owned and operated a farm in Newton County, Missouri. In November 2010, Bill was first elected to the Missouri General Assembly, representing District 160 in Newton County. He was reelected in 2012, 2014 and 2016. Bill concluded his last term in the House on December 31, 2018. During his eight years, he was known as “the” champion for dairy in the Missouri General Assembly.

Pioneer Award

Alton Ling - Pioneer

Dr. David Stanke - Pioneer

Pioneer Dairy Leadership Award - honors posthumously those Missouri dairy leaders who, if living, would qualify for the Dairy Leadership Award.

2018 winners: Alton Ling and Dr. David Stanke

Alton Ling, Pioneer Dairy Leader Award (posthumous). Alton Ling grew up in Vermont on a dairy farm with a 30 head cow herd comprised of Holsteins and Jerseys. Alton and his college friend, Tyler Atwood, traveled the country working with dairy cattle. After their marriage in 1983, Alton and Janice worked together alongside Janice’s family on the family dairy, Robthom Farm, located in Springfield, Missouri. Alton quickly became an integral member of the Robthom team by taking charge of the Robthom breeding program. Alton’s mating decisions at Robthom created two bulls which went on to sell over 1 million units of semen worldwide. He was active in the Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA), both on a local and national level.

Dr. David Stanke, Pioneer Dairy Leader Award (posthumous). Dr. David Stanke was part of the Animal Science faculty of William H. Darr College of Agriculture at Missouri State University until his death in 1985. David was a native of Wisconsin. He is well known within the embryo transfer industry and is credited with bringing embryo transfer to Missouri. David, along with Robert Thomson and Joe King, worked together to produce the first embryo transfer calves in Missouri.

Congratulations to all of this year's winners!
Want to know nominate someone deserving to the Dairy Hall of Honors?

Click Here for Nomination Form

Contact Joe Horner 573-882-9339 or


The Association is now recognizing both 40-Year Members and 50-Year Members.

Congratulations to the following Missouri Holstein Members
who have been National Members for 40 Years!

Jay Moreland, Harrisonville

Congratulations to the following Missouri Holstein Members
who have been National Members for 50 Years!

No 50-Yr members for 2019


Missouri classified in February 2019. Click on the buttons below to view the lists from the state classification. Our next state Classification will be in September.

Highest BAA herds in nation for 2018 released. Congratulations to the large group from Missouri that placed in the top 25 herds in Region 7 and to College of the Ozarks and University of MO for Universities! See below or click here for all lists:

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Holstein Launches
Marketplace Sires

Holstein Association USA announces a new service to assist Holstein breeders to market semen to other dairy cattle breeders. Holstein Marketplace Sires, a division of Holstein Services Inc., provides a new and unique avenue for Holstein breeders to market their genetics. Under the program, the bull owners retain ownership of the bulls, and Holstein Marketplace Sires provides the vehicle for the semen to be sold.

Four bulls are offered at this time and semen is $20 a unit, shipping will be billed directly from Hawkeye Breeders Service Inc., Adel, IA. For large volume orders of 250 units or more, call Carl Kent at 800.952.5200, ext. 4121.

For more information contact Holstein Association at 1-800-952-5200 or visit to view bulls and pedigree information.

Hay Clinic

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Mary L. Martin-Humansville
Aug. 25, 1943 - February 13, 2019

Mary Martin - Martin Prairie Farm

Mary Louise Shaw was born August 25, 1943 at home in Humansville, MO to Theodore and Frances (Ream) Shaw. She passed away in her home on February 13, 2019.

Mary graduated from Humansville Public School. Mary attended college at Missouri State University and after a few interruptions from life graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics.

Mary was united in marriage to Freddie Allen Martin on September 14, 1964 in Humansville, MO. They had two children Dana Shawn and David Allen Martin.

Mary was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ. She served the church in many ways but mostly remembered as the pianist. She enjoyed traveling, gardening and shopping for deals with friends and family. Mary often said "I'd rather mow the yard than clean the house." One of her newest hobbies was learning Spanish. She took great pride in helping run the family farm. Mary had quite a sense of humor. She was straight to the point when communicating with people. She found great joy in the little things in life. Mary lived life to the fullest.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Frances Shaw. Mary is survived by her husband Freddie; daughter, Dana Ester and husband Mark; son, David Martin and wife Alana; grandchildren John and Mia. She is survived by her sister Miriam Thompson; nephews Dr. Jeff Thompson and wife Grace; Drs. Doug and Kelly Thompson.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be sent to: Show-Me Youth Christian Home, PO Box 6, LaMonte, MO 65337. Condolences may be sent to Freddie Martin, RR 2, Box 48, Humansville, MO 65674.

Holstein Association USA 2019 Judges Conference Registration Now Open

BRATTLEBORO, Vt., January 22, 2019 – Registration is now open for the Holstein Association USA 2019 Judges Conference, to be held on Thursday, March 28, in Columbus, Ohio, in conjunction with the Mid-East Spring National Holstein Show.

The conference includes judging classes in addition to classroom sessions. Participants will judge several high-quality Holstein classes, one of which will be assigned for oral reasons.

Individuals that plan to apply for the Holstein Association USA Judges List in the future, must first attend and receive a satisfactory rating at a Holstein Association USA Judges Conference. Judges currently on the Holstein Association USA Judges List, must attend and receive a satisfactory rating at a Holstein Association USA Judges Conference every five years.

The one-day conference will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The pre-registration fee is $50, which closes two weeks before the conference, on March 14. Late registrants and walk-ins will pay a $100 fee. To attend the conference, you must be 22 years old by the day of the conference.

Interested participants can register for the conference on the Holstein Association USA website, visit:

Hotel accommodations can be made at the Candlewood Suites Polaris, 8515 Lyra Drive, Columbus, Ohio; phone 614-436-6600. Ask for the Holstein Association special rate, available until March 8, subject to availability.

For more information, contact Jodi Hoynoski at 800.952.5200, ext. 4261 or by email,

Holstein America Returns Feb. 2019 on RFD-TV. Click image to still view show.

Click on Image below to view video following the air date.



Read details of Mandated Sequester below

Historical MPP margins are listed below.

Click here for historical MPP margins, will be updated monthly.

For those enrolled in the 2018 USDA Margin Protection Program,
January $8.117, February $6.88, March $6.768, April $6.616, May $6.78, June $7.365, July $6.718, August $7.43, September $8.26 (no payment), October $8.957 (no payment), November $8.66 (no payment), December $7.84529. Final month on old program. There have been no official deadlines for the new program (under new farm bill) released at this time.

Historical MPP margins are listed below.

Click here for historical MPP margins, will be updated monthly.

Standard MPP Sequester explanation.

Click here for information on MPP sequester deduction.


March 13 Women In Dairy - March Programming

March 14 Ohio Judges Conference Pre-Registration Due

March 15 Entries Due - Southern National Show

March 15 Award Applications due - National Dairy Shrine

March 15 MHA Dues PAYABLE

March 28 Judges Conference at Mid-East Spring National, Ohio

April 9 - 13 Southern Spring National, Stillwater
April 15 MHA Dues LATE and require additional $10/adult late fee

June 1 MHA Membership dues received after June 1 are not eligible for Association Sponsored Awards.

June 24 - 27 National Holstein Convention, Wisconsin

National Holstein Convention 2012

Scholarship Listings

Dairy Shrine Scholarships

FFA Scholarships

Robthom Farm, Springfield, MO:

Groves-View Dairy

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors:

Missouri Dairy Business Update:

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We would like to link our Missouri Holstein Members that have a webpage of their own to the Missouri Holstein Page. Would you like to have your page linked up with ours? Contact Jodi Wright through the feedback form and I'll explain how it will work. We'd love to have everyone listed. There is no cost to you for this service.


Tommy Scrivner
Phone: 417-543-0725

Vice President
Ryan Bilyeu

Jodi Wright
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

Director at Large
Scott Wilson


Mid-States Editor
Kate Geppert
4728 Co Rd 240
Kingdom City, MO 65262

National Director
Dwight Rokey
2021 F Road
Sabetha, Kansas 66534

Holstein Field Representative
Tim Ewing
4784 State Hwy PP
Fordland, MO 65652
417-818-MILK (6455)


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